Make Valentine’s Day more fun for kids with these colorful Fruity Pebbles Valentines and a cereal box mailbox to collect all your Valentine’s Day cards. This post is sponsored by Pebbles Cereal. All thoughts and Valentine’s Day fun are my own. I hope you enjoy!
It is so much fun to make homemade Valentine’s Day card, and even more fun to get them in return. I have a really neat homemade Valentine craft to share with you that uses colorful Fruity Pebbles cereal. Your kids are going to love making these. What kid doesn’t like getting permission to play with their food? I also have a Valentine project that uses the empty cereal box, so you might want to get busy eating that last little bit of Fruity Pebbles.
Fruity Pebbles Valentine’s Day Cards
These Valentines are so simple to make. All you need is some card stock or craft paper, clear craft glue, and Fruity Pebbles cereal.
How to make them:
Clear drying craft glue works best for this project. You may want to use a pencil to lightly draw out your design, before applying the glue. Cover the entire surface of your design ( in this case a heart shape) with glue. Sprinkle Fruity Pebbles cereal over the top. Gently push down on the cereal with the palm of your hands. Shake off any excess cereal onto a paper towel. Allow to dry completely.
Don’t you just love how colorful these are? Obviously, since you are using cereal you aren’t going to keep these cards around too long. The fun is in making them. You could optionally cover the cereal with a craft spray sealant to keep them a little longer.
Your kids will love making a special mailbox for Valentines. Tati is over-the-moon happy with how her box turned out. She is going to ask her teacher if she can bring it into school to hold the Valentines she gets from classmates.
Next up is the cereal box mailbox. I remember making one of these in school when I was a kid. Some activities never stop being fun.
Cereal Box Mailbox for Valentines
Here’s what you’ll need to make yours:
Empty cereal box
X-ACTO knife and scissors
craft paper and/or paint
stickers and other embellishments
Begin by cutting a mail slot. This will be rectangle in the front of your box, where the mail will be dropped in.
Next, tape the top of the box closed.
Then wrap it in craft paper, like you would wrap a gift. We used white craft paper, but brown would look nice too. You can even choose to paint the box instead.
Lastly, embellish your box. When it comes to the embellishments use whatever you want to decorate the box. Stick-on gems would be nice. You can use stickers like we did. Buttons or lace. You could even decorate with markers or paint. Just get creative and have fun with it.
While it is perfect for holding Valentine’s Day cards, this box actually has a lot of different uses. You can fill your box with stickers, small books, art supplies and more. Your child can enjoy it year round. I love the idea of surprising Tati each day by dropping a sweet note, a funny joke or a small toy inside. I think we’ll have to make another since she is bringing this one to school!
The best part of these Valentine’s Day activities? Fruity Pebbles Cereal, of course. A perfect cereal crunch combined with a colorful way to say “Good Morning.” Fun for crafting too! Connect with Pebbles Cereal on Facebook for more ideas and inspiration for FUN.
You might also enjoy this Sour Cream Coffee Cake with a Crunchy Cinnamon Pebbles Crumb Topping.
It is so delish and such a treat for breakfast or anytime!
Do you have any Valentine’s Day activities planned with your kids?